I disagree that the shrinkage of farms and less family owned farms is necessarily a bad thing. In 1935, we had a lot less technology, so individual farmers couldn't maintain as much land, and it required more labor too. Now, we have plenty of technology. The far too looked down upon corporate-owned farm, due to economies of scale, can make more food at a lower price, making us better off.
It might be nostalgic, but we're far better off. Being able to look at glowing screens rather dig in the dirt is simply REAL progress (that is, the march of economics and tech, not the sort of progress libs yap about), created using our god-given intellects.